Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrive

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PRESS RELEASE – On May 20, 2023, Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call to a residence on Gumlog Road regarding someone rummaging through vehicles.Deputies arrived and two suspects were quickly identified as Hunter Adams and Travis Foskey. Investigators at the scene found other vehicles in the area had been entered.

A short time later, Sheriff’s deputies received a call in the same area on Gumlog Road. The homeowner was holding a suspect at gunpoint. The victim, upon returning home, was met at the front door by the suspect wearing her husband’s clothing. Further investigation revealed there had been forced entry into the residence.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect attempted to run and was tackled by deputies and placed under arrest. The suspect was identified as Hunter Chase Adams, age 18, of Young Harris. Adams was arrested and charged with Felony Burglary, and 20 counts of Felony Entering an Automobile.

Investigators identified the second suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. Travis Richard Foskey, age 21, of Young Harris was located and arrested the following morning. He is charged with Felony Burglary and 20 counts of Felony Entering an Automobile.

Sheriff Ken Henderson commends the homeowner for her quick action and holding the suspect until deputies arrived, and the deputies and investigators for the quick arrest of these suspects. This type of criminal activity is not an ever day occurrence in Towns County.

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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